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Course options

  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of West London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary


This Masters degree in Criminology will help you develop your specialism and improve your career prospects in the growing fields of justice and security.

The course will cover key issues in the modern justice system, including online security, organised crime, terrorism and global security.

You will study at one of the few UK universities to offer a suite of specialised criminology courses and you will learn from staff who are active in both research and practice. This course also offers you the flexibility to focus on specialised areas through optional modules.

Course detail

Your Masters in criminology combines academic rigour with the development of the skills you will need to pursue your career. Once you successfully complete the course, you should be in a strong position to seek employment with relevant organisations.

The core elements of the course will cover theory, methods of research and contemporary issues in criminal justice. This Masters gives you a range of options so that you can focus on what interests you, in addition to the core content.

The course structure will also help you to strengthen those skills that are useful to a range of potential employers. Your activities on the course will enhance your transferable skills in:

  • research
  • communication
  • analysis
  • creative problem-solving.

You will be taught through a variety of teaching methods, with a focus placed on active learning through participation. Our academic staff will use their current research and practical experience to inform your studies and support your development.

As you progress through the course, you will develop comprehensive knowledge and understanding of current issues. This will help you to reflect on your own development as a specialist in your chosen area.

Study & career progression

On graduation you could pursue a career with a variety of organisations, including:

  • policing and police research
  • National Offender Management Service
  • Crown Prosecution Service
  • the Home Office
  • intelligence services
  • policy development
  • digital security
  • global security.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,250per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of West London

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  • Campus address

    University of West London, St Mary's Road, Ealing, W5 5RF, England

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